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Croatia rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of Croatia. Common rental types found in Croatia are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Regions and cities if Croatia where housing rentals are found are All Cities, Split Dalmatia, Bjelovar Bilogora, Brod Posavina, Sibenik Knin, Sisak Moslavina, Varazdin, Virovitica Podravina, Vukovar Syrmia, Zadar, Zagreb County, Zagreb, Dubrovnik Neretva, Istria, Karlovac, Koprivnica Krizevci, Krapina Zagorje, Lika Senj, Medimurje, Osijek Baranja, Pozega Slavonia, Primorje Gorski Kotar. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of Croatia.

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Croatia Country Information

Croatia is located in the Central European country at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also known as Republic of Croatia. The country bordered to the north by Slovenia, to the east by the Serbia, to the northeast by Hungary, and to the southeast by Bosnia and Herzegovina. The country capital city is Zagreb. It is also a largest city in the Croatia. The Croats country is arrived in the seventh century in what is Croatia today. They organized the state into two dukedoms. Tomislav I the first king was crowned in AD 925 and Croatia was elevated into Kingdom. The kingdom of Croatia retained its sovereignty for almost two centuries. In 1918 the country declared independence from Austria-Hungary and joined the Kingdom of Yugoslavia as co-founder. During the World War II, Nazis occupied Croatian territory and created the Independent State of Croatia. After the war the country became a founding member of Second Yugoslavia. Croatia declared independence and became sovereign state on the June 23, 1991. The country is also a member of the United Nations. The country total population is 4,489,409 in 2009 estimation. Croatia total land area is 21,851 sq mi. the country currency is Kuna. The country official language is Croatian. Croatia has Mediterranean and continental of climates with continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters. Agriculture is also helped for the country economy. Slavonia is the most fertile agricultural region. The country major crops are wheat, corn, barley, oats, rye, millet, rice, beans, soybeans, peas, sunflowers, potatoes, sugar beets, chicory, and tobacco. Now the Croatia is made up of 20 counties plus the city of Zagreb and controls 1,185 islands in the Adriatic Sea, 67 of which are inhabited. The Croatia is home for many national parks. Croatian?s important characteristics are numerous natural lakes.

Croatia Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Croatia country has fourteen century-long history which has seen the development of many cities and monuments. The Roman Catholics of Herzegovina identify with the Croatian national culture. The country has a long artistic, literary and musical tradition also. The Zagreb, it is a capital city of the country. It is s historically the political, commercial, and intellectual center. From the period of 1961 to 1991 the country official language was Serbo-Croatian. Croatia is also the birthplace of a number of historical figures. Croatia Cultural variations, particularly regional cuisine, are related to geographic variations within the country. The country has many famous national parks and attractions. It has a mixture of climates. The country most popular sports are football, handball, basketball, water polo, tennis, and skiing. The famous football players are Luka Modric, Darijo Srna, Ivica Olic and Eduardo in Croatia. Janica Kostelic, she is most successful female alpine ski racer. She is the only woman to win four gold medals in alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Alpine skiing events in 2002 and 2006, and the only woman to win three alpine skiing gold medals in one Olympics. She also won two sliver medals in 2006. The present Croatian tennis player is Marin Cilic ranked 14th as of November 16, 2009.

Croatia Country Demographics

Croatia total population - 4,486,881
Croatia male population - 2,160,367
Croatia female population - 2,326,514
Croatia Croats population - 3,977,171
Croatia Albanians population - 15,082
Croatia Austrians population - 247
Croatia Bosniaks population - 20,755
Croatia Bulgarians population - 331
Croatia Czechs population - 10,510
Croatia Germans population - 2,902
Croatia Hungarians population - 16,595
Croatia Italians population - 19,636
Croatia Jews population - 576
Croatia Macedonians population - 4.270
Croatia Montenegrins population - 4,926
Croatia Poles population - 567
Croatia Roma population - 9,463
Croatia Romanians population - 475
Croatia Russians population - 906
Croatia Ruthenians population - 2,337
Croatia Serbs population - 201,631
Croatia Slovaks population - 4,712
Croatia Slovenes population - 13,173
Croatia Turks population - 300
Croatia Ukrainians population - 1,977
Croatia Vlachs population - 12
Croatia Others population - 21,801
Croatia Unknown ethinic group population - 17,975

Croatia School Information

The Croatia Country education system is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Science. There are primary education is starts at the age of six or seven years old and consists of eight grades. Attendance at pre-school education is not a prerequisite for enrolment at a primary school. In 2007 a law was passed to increase free but not compulsory education until eighteen years of age. University studies are carried out at universities, while professional studies are performed at polytechnics and schools of professional higher education. There are six publicly funded universities in Croatia. There are eight major universities in Croatia. They are the University of Zagreb, University of Split, University of Rijeka, University of Osijek, University of Zadar, University of Dubrovnik the University of Pula and Dubrovnik International University. All larger universities in Croatia are composed of many independent faculties. There are 11 polytechnics and 23 higher education institutions of which 19 are private in Croatia.

Croatia Country Symbols

Croatia state Flag
Croatia state Flag
Croatia state Mammal
Croatia state Mammal
Croatia state Flower
Croatia state Flower
Iris croatica
Croatia state Tree
Croatia state Tree
Croatia state Song
Croatia state Song
Our Beautiful Homeland

Croatia Country History

In the seventh century Roman province of Pannonia, was settled in Croatia. The country area known today has been inhabited throughout the prehistoric period, since the Stone Age. In recorded history, the area was inhabited by Liburnians and Illyrians. The early history of Croatia ends with the Avar invasion in the first half of the 7th century and the destruction of almost all Roman towns. The Croats arrived in what is today Croatia in the seventh century. They organized into two dukedoms they are the duchy of Pannonian Croatia in the north and the duchy of Littoral Croatia in the south. The biggest part of Christianization of the Croats ended in the 9th century. Tomislav was King of Croatia, he was the first king of the Trpimirovic dynasty. He defeated Bulgarian Tsar Simeon I in battle of the Bosnian Highlands. Croatia gained domestic autonomy while remaining under Hungarian authority in 1868. Before the end of the First World War I the Croatian Parliament severed relations with Austria-Hungary as the Entente armies defeated those of the Habsburgs. The Croatian Peasant Party boycotted the government of the Serbian People's Radical Party throughout the period. In the early 1920s the Yugoslav government of Serbian Prime Minister Nikola Pasic used police pressure over voters and ethnic minorities. After the World War II the Yugoslavia changed its name the new state became the Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia and united Croatia and several other states together under the communistic leadership of Marshall Tito. After the death of Tito and with the fall of communism throughout Eastern Europe, the Yugoslav federation began to crumple. The country was a Socialist Republic part of a six-part Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. The country underwent a rebuilding process, recovered from World War II. The modern Croatia was founded on AVNOJ anti-fascist partisans' principles during World War II. The Croatia gained their independence for socialist Yugoslavia in 1991. The country was internationally recognized on 15 January 1992 by the European Union and the United Nations.

Croatia Country Tourist Information

Tourism is the one of the well developed industry in Croatia. There are many historic places to visit, like the fortified city of Dubrovnik or the capital Zagreb, the country's cultural centre. Croatia's coastline is laced with numerous islands, indented with beautiful bays, and distinguished by gorgeous peninsulas. There are many tourists visit to experience the country's extensive coastline and well-preserved coastal Renaissance towns in Croatia. The country has clean beaches on Croatia's larger islands are perfect for those who wish to soak up the sun. The Croatian Tourist Board has divided Croatia into eight distinct tourist regions. The region's largest city Pula has one of the best preserved Amphitheaters in the world. Tourist resorts range from the coastal towns of Opatija and Lovran, with their feel of Austro-Hungarian imperial decadence, are regaining their former prominence. The Makarska Riviera is a stretch of coastline known for its pristine beaches and are popular destinations among sunbathers for its beaches, clubs, cafes, kayaking, sailing, and hiking along the Biokovo range. City of Dubrovnik is one of the most famous Croatian tourist sites in Croatian. The country is home for many tourism attractions.

Croatia Country Transportation

In Croatia transport is including by road, rail, water and air. Road transport incorporates a comprehensive network of state. Croatia has a significant rail network with services running between all of its major cities. The country?s bus network is also extensive, providing connections with all major towns and cities and a large number of smaller destinations also. The country has international airports in Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Rijeka. Zagreb Pleso International Airport (ZAG) is situated only 10 miles from the city. Split Airport is the country?s second largest public aviation facility and is situated 16 miles northwest of the city centre. Croatia has a significant rail network with services running between all of its major cities. There are also overnight services between Zagreb and Split in which sleeper carriages are available.

Croatia Taxes

Croatia Country Corporate tax - 20%
Croatia Country CORPORATE INCOME TAX BY WITHHOLDING for all services paid to persons having their permanent establishment or headquarters in the countries - 20%
Croatia Country CORPORATE INCOME TAX BY WITHHOLDING for all services paid to persons having their permanent establishment or headquarters in the European Union Member States -
Croatia Country SPECIAL TAX ON Non-roasted coffee (with or without caffeine) - 5.00 kuna per kg net weight
Croatia Country SPECIAL TAX ON Roasted coffee (including caffeine free) beans or ground - 12.00 kuna per kg net weight
Croatia Country SPECIAL TAX ON Coffee shells and membranes - 15.00 kuna per kg net weight
Croatia Country SPECIAL TAX ON Other coffee products - 20.00 kuna per kg net weight
Croatia Country TAX ON contractual obligatory motor vehicle insurance premium - 15%
Croatia Country TAX ON contractual comprehensive motor vehicle insurance premium - 10%
Croatia Country Maximum Personal Income tax - 45%
Croatia Country Vallu Added Tex (VAT) - 23%
Croatia Country Individual tax - 15-45%
Croatia Country Payroll tax usually reduces taxable income - 37.2%
Croatia Country SURTAX ON INCOME TAX commune rate - 10%
Croatia Country SURTAX ON INCOME TAX in city with a population below 30,000 - 12%
Croatia Country SURTAX ON INCOME TAX in city with a population over 30,000 - 15%
Croatia Country SURTAX ON INCOME TAX in city of Zagreb - 30%
Croatia Country CONSUMPTION TAX - 3%
Croatia Country TAX ON HOLIDAY HOUSES - 5 to 15 kuna per square metre
Croatia Country TRADE NAME TAX for each trade name - 2,000 kuna
Croatia Country REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAX for person or entity acquiring - 5%
Croatia Country Rental Income Tax for property - 15%

Croatia Universities

University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia - 65,592 Students
University of Split,Split, Croatia - 26,000 Students
University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia - 17,308 Students
University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia - 6,000 Students
University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia - 2,600 Students
Rochester Institute of Technology, Croatia - 16,773 Students
University of Pula, Pula, Croatia - 5,000 Students

Croatia Religions

Croatia Roman Catholicism Population is 87.8%
Croatia Eastern Orthodoxy Population is 4.4%
Croatia Protestantism Population is 0.3%
Croatia Islam Population is 1.3%
Croatia Atheism or Agnosticism Population is 5.2%
Croatia Other or None Population is 0.9%
Croatia Jewish Population is 0.85%

Croatia Counties

Zagreb County, Croatia - Population 309,696
Krapina-Zagorje County, Croatia - Population 142,432
Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia - Population 183,730
Karlovac County, Croatia - Population 141,787
Varazdin County, Croatia - Population 183,730
Koprivnica-Krizevci County, Croatia - Population 124,467
Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Croatia - Population 133,084
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Croatia - Population 305,505
Lika-Senj County, Croatia - Population 53,643
Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia - Population 93,389
Pozega-Slavonia County, Croatia - Population 85,831
Brod-Posavina County, Croatia - Population 172,993
Zadar County, Croatia - Population 200,936
Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia - Population 330,506
Sibenik-Knin County, Croatia - Population 112,891
Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia - Population 204,768
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia - Population 463,676
Istria County, Croatia - Population 206,344
Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia - Population 122,870
Medimurje County, Croatia - Population 118,426
City of Zagreb County, Croatia - Population 779,145

Croatia Country Government

The Government of the Republic of Croatia is a democratic parliamentary republic. The country gained their independence on 8th October 1991 from Yugoslavia. The President of the Republic of Croatia is the head of state and is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term. The president is the commander in chief of the armed forces. The Government of Croatia is headed by the Prime minister who has two deputy prime ministers and fourteen ministers in charge of particular sectors of activity. The Parliament of Croatia is a unicameral legislative body. Croatia has a three-tiered judicial system, consisting of the Supreme Court, county courts, and municipal courts. The country highest court is Supreme Court. Members of the high court are appointed by the National Judicial Council.

Croatia country Economy

Croatia economy is service oriented economy. As of 2011 the Croatia GDP was $63.842 billion and GDP at PPP was $80.334 billion. Croatia is a European Union member and it was head of some countries in European Union. The Country income is mainly depending on agriculture, industrial, trading and tourism. The agricultural outputs of Croatia are wheat, corn, barley, sugar beet, alfalfa, clover, vegetables, grapes and live stocks. Croatia manufacturing outputs are chemicals, plastics, machinery, metals, electrical things, iron, steel, aluminum, paper, timber, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and foodstuff. Croatia maintains a relationship with European Union in trading. The exported items of Croatia country are transport goods, machinery, textiles, chemicals, food items, fuels and imported items are machinery, transport, electrical things, chemicals, food processing and fuels.

Croatia country Parks

Croatia has eight national parks. They are 1. Plitvice Lakes: it is in the Plitvice Lakes municipality, in the mountainous region of Lika. 2. Paklenica: The area of South Velebit has been inhabited since prehistoric times. 3. Risnjak: It is located in Gorski kotar, the most mountainous and heavily forested region of the country. 4. Mljet: is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. 5. Kornati: The Kornati archipelago in Croatia is located in the northern part of Dalmatia. 6. Brijuni: The Brijuni Islands had some Ancient Roman settlements, but up to the late 19th century the islands were mainly used for their quarries, which have been worked on for centuries. 7. Krka: It is located in central Dalmatia, in Sibenik-Knin county, downstream of Miljevci area and just a few kilometers northeast of the city of Sibenik. 8. Sjeverni Velebit: It was founded in 1999 and started work in September the same year. There are also many nature parks in Croatia.